Growing Citrus plants at Home
Growing citrus plants at home is not only easy and possible, but will add a refreshing aroma when in flower as well as being a decorative addition, with the added benefit of a potential fruit harvest.
While many varieties of commercially grown citrus are too large to be grown inside, there are several suitable cultivars of citrus plants for the home gardener, such as dwarf varieties.
Growing citrus house plants is really not all that difficult.
How to Grow ?
Container or vessel with adequate drainage is essential. Select a clay, ceramic, or plastic pot slightly larger than the root ball. It should have several holes at the bottom. Fill the drainage dish with stones to provide air circulation.
Well-drained soil is also crucial. Use a slightly acidic (pH 6 to 7), loam-based potting mix. Better yet, buy premixed potting soil formulated specifically for citrus trees.
Light Most citrus trees require eight to 12 hours of sunlight daily. When growing them indoors, position your plants beside a south-facing window with good airflow.
If necessary, supplement sun with a grow light during dark winter months.
Dwarf citrus perform best when temperatures stay between 55 and 85 degrees; an average of 65 degrees is ideal.
These are some of the citrus fruit plants those can be grown easily indoors or on terrace in simple pots.
Lemon ( Nimboo )
Orange Fruit, Santra
Citrus Limetta, Mosambi
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Buy ready to use nutrient rich soil:
In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
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